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Will be ordering this soon! What are some tricks in the book you guys recommend?
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H&R has Fast Reliable service.Got mine there.

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On 2011-05-28 22:59, Leo Reynolds Jr wrote:
H&R has Fast Reliable service.Got mine there.

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Leo,

I completely agree with you concerning the excellence of service from H&R. What's more, all the books I have from H&R are expertly bound and built for study. Kudos H&R!!

I regret that I do not have the time to review this book. That being said, unfair comparisons are drawn between this series and L&L's The Card Magic of Nick Trost. Subtle Card Creations is projected to be an eight volume series and it stands to reason that finding effects that suit you IS going to be a bit more difficult than finding a distillation of effects in a smaller classic book. Think of the Subtle Card Creations series as a sort of James File where you have to dig in.

I love this series and I would agree with Marshall and state that volume three is the "best" so far. Bear in mind that "best" is a HIGHLY subjective term and that I would advise that if you are into Nick Trost's work, this set is worth every penny. If you are looking for purely Ortiz/Earick knuckle busters then you WILL be disappointed. But if you are looking for magic that SLAYS the people who actually PAY to see you, then the Trost books are really a must have IMHO. I am not saying that Ortiz, Earick, et. al, do NOT "slay." But, magicians like Trost and James have released a large body of effects that are equally as powerful. I realize that for many, the joy comes from mastering masterpieces like Ortiz's "The Sting" and that is very cool. I hope someday to actually be able to perform the thing myself but at present it is beyond my skill level. (Thanks Darwin for creating some routines that mortals can do such as The Psychotronic Card, The Zen Master, and Harry in Your Pocket Smile ).

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Thank you Marshall....that explains it.

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I received volume 3 about a week and half ago...Its my first time reading a Nick Trost book and I'm hooked...i bought the book because of this post, if Peo is mentioning a book you can't go wrong Smile ... I am now a Trost fan...for those that are thinking about buying this just go ahead and purchase, you won't be disappointed...i normally skip through titles and chapters but this is one book that I've decided to go through from start to finish...i'm about 50 pages in and can't get enough of the book...This purchase gave me a V8 moment...I slapped myself on the forehead and said "why did I spend $34.95 on a 1 trick dvd, why didn't I just buy more books." H & R Magic Books published a winner here...

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On 2011-05-31 05:53, close_up_act wrote:
I received volume 3 about a week and half ago...Its my first time reading a Nick Trost book and I'm hooked...i bought the book because of this post, if Peo is mentioning a book you can't go wrong Smile ... I am now a Trost fan...for those that are thinking about buying this just go ahead and purchase, you won't be disappointed...i normally skip through titles and chapters but this is one book that I've decided to go through from start to finish...i'm about 50 pages in and can't get enough of the book...This purchase gave me a V8 moment...I slapped myself on the forehead and said "why did I spend $34.95 on a 1 trick dvd, why didn't I just buy more books." H & R Magic Books published a winner here...

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What are some of your favorite effects so far from the book?

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I like Four Way Match-Up, its the first effect in the book... The Sevens is pretty sweet, with patter you can get a good 2-3 mins of strong magic...Its a Date is cool too, the spectator shuffles, cuts and deals the deck, when the top cards of each pile are turned over it reveals his birth year or any year that means something to him...Black Jack Coincidence is a popular one in my house...my buddies and I get together and play cards... I did blck jack coincidence for them on sunday and they we're blown away...still going through the book...

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I got my copy in the mail today.
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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I was starting through the coincidence effects yesterday. Very nice!
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Jr said it all, this is a huge bargain considering the quality production and quantity of material. And I'm really appreciating how this volume (like the others) is organized. Glad to add this my library.
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Just got this yesterday! Will post up thoughts soon Smile.
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Finished the first chapter! Just one initial comment for now before I give an in-depth review: the final effect in the chapter - Total Card-Matching Routine - is BRILLIANT! This is one I will use all the time!

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Thought I'd share this quote from the the beginning of the book Smile - "In magic, today as always, the effect is what counts. The method or methods used are always purely secondary." - Dai Vernon
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On 2011-06-10 18:50, sohaib wrote:
Finished the first chapter! Just one initial comment for now before I give an in-depth review: the final effect in the chapter - Total Card-Matching Routine - is BRILLIANT! This is one I will use all the time!

- Sohaib

Yes, thanks for pointing out, it's a true gem!! Jan
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Still using Oil and Aces, pretty much everyday. I'm still loving this book!
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Can somebody post the complete Table of contents of this book(Subltle Card Creations vol 3 Nick Trost)
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Sure thing - here you go...

Chapter 23 (Further Coincidences)
* Four-Way Match-Up
* J. Stewart Smith's "Mighty Moments"
* The Sevens
* Birth Date and Lucky Number Effect
* It's a Date
* Three Matched Pairs
** ESP Card Version
* Black Jack Coincidence
* The Magic Phone Number Trick I
* The Magic Phone Number Trick II
* Suits of Sympathy
* Total Card-Matching Routine


Chapter 24 (You Do As I Do)
* Spectators' Double Match
* Do As I Do with Two Cards
* Three-Way Do As I Do
* Brother Hamman's "Triple Match" Revisted
* My Triple Match
* Repeat Do As I Do
* Quadruple Do As I Do
* Dr. Jacks with a Colorful Finish I
* Dr. Jacks with a Colorful Finish II


Chapter 25 (The Royal Marriages)
* Love Has Great Power
* The Royal Pairs
* Repeat Royal Marriages
* Royal Mates
** Second Handling
** Third Handling
* The Royal Treatment
* King-Queen Gemini
* King-Queen Gemini with Four Cupids
* Four-Way Royal Gemini
** Second Handling
* Royal Barrage
* Royal Marriages Routine


Chapter 26 (Further Gambling Tricks)
* Gil's Game Revisited
** Another Presentation
* Omega Blackjack
* Vis-a-Vis Blackjack
* Off to the Races
* Gilbreath at the Races
* Gilbreath at the Races Again
* Bango Deal
* Put and Take Deal
* Producing Poker, Blackjack, and Gin Hands
* Four-Game Challenge


Chapter 27 (More Poker Deals)
* Poker Deal with a Breather
* Spectator Deals Any Hand Called For
* The Zens Poker Deal, Redealt
* Ten-Card Repeat and Any Hand Called For
* The Automatic Gambler
* World Series Poker - Updated
* Australian Poker
* Seven-Card Stud Using High Cards
* High-Card Poker Deal, Revised
** Steve Forte's Routine
* The Luck of the Draw
* Diminishing Poker Deal
* Shuffle Tracking
* Gambler's Poker Routine
* Challenge Poker Deal


Chapter 28 (Revealments)
* Significator Cards
* Al Thatcher's "Affinity Cards"
** To Each His Own
* Four and One Trick
* Gilbreath Meets the Spectator-Magician
* Hummer's Paradox
** Finding the Aces
* Double CATO Revelation
** Another Version
* An Equalizer Revealment
* Trost on Ben Harris' Red-Black Trick
** Lead-In Trick
** Follow-Up Trick


Chapter 29 (Reversed Card Effects)
* Quick Vanishing Card
* "Baby Hummer" Simplified
* Triumph with the Equalizer Shuffle
* Norman Houghton's "Selective Control"


Chapter 30 (Further Transpositions)
* A Prelude to Oil and Water
* Simple Oil and Water
* Oil and Aces
* Oil and Queens Poker Hand
* Fourteen-Card Oil and Water
* Fourteen-Card Follow the Leader
* Simple Follow the Leader
* A Red-Black Mystery
* Rouge et Noir Routine


Chapter 31 (Special Decks - Part 2)
* Oscar
* Zenith Card Prediction
* Rainbow Miracle
** Hank Moorehouse's Presentation
** Rich Block's Routine
* Super Split


Chapter 32 (Packet Tricks - Part 3)
* Mini-Maze
* Quadraplex
* Jokers to Aces
* 1-2-3-4 Trick
* Wild Deuce
* The Deuce You Say!
* Think of an Ace
* Dealer's Choice
** Al Thatcher's Version
* Fly Circus


Chapter 33 (ESP Cards - Part 3)
* ESP Color Scheme
* Five-Way Coincidence I
* Five-Way Coincidence II
* Five-Way Coincidence III
* Five-Way Coincidence IV
** A Variation
* ESP Prediction Supreme
* Ouija Miracle
* Metaphysics Updated
* Three Odd Couples
* Dowsing by Design
* Triple Psychometry
* Die-abolical Prophecy
* Trost on Bob Mason's "Ultra-Die Prophecy"
* ESP Triple Coincidence


Chapter 34 (Computer Cards)
* Judah's Computer Cards
* Computing Four Mentally Selected Cards
* Computer Card Spelling
* Computer Card Poker
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Thank you BobMc for the Table of Contents.
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I got Vol. 3 a few weeks ago. I've done a 180 on my opinion of these books. When going through the first one years ago, I would read it for too long and the effects began to melt together. Needless to say, I was not raving over it to friends. But, something happened. I began doing tricks from the book for my grandson, a couple at a time. I'd learn a few...do a few. I started having fun. Now, I've bought the third installment.
"Forget the bomb..."
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I got Vol 3 a couple weeks ago and was so impressed I rounded up the previous Vol 1 and 2. I am not disappointed! I, too, don't understand why there is not more buzz about this series. Not all the tricks require setups and the chapters on Transpositions have great examples of this, great routines. I will be busy for quite a while with these books....
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